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Derbyshire Dales CVS Email Newsletter
 
 
 
 
Administration and Facilities Manager
 
NJC Scale 20 £25,991 pro rata 20 hours per week
 
Closing date 4th June, no later than 5.00pm. Interviews will be held on 10th June.
 
The post will be based at our offices at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell.
 
Please see below for the 6 items which form the application pack – you can also email Janet Smith at DDCVS if you would like a pack posting out to you. Email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business Development Manager – Hurst Farm Estate
 
NJC Scale Pt 25 £29,577 Hours 37 hours per week
 
Closing date 9th June, no later than 5.00pm. Interviews will be held on 15th June.
 
Please see below for the 6 items which form the application pack – you can also email Janet Smith at DDCVS if you would like a pack posting out to you. Email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are now well into the third phase of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
 
How has this been for you? For most it’s probably been a welcome change! We have also seen a rise in cases of the Indian variant which is proving to be more transmissible, which is why we need to continue to be vigilant. The challenge now is to vaccinate as many people as possible before the variant spreads more widely. In Derbyshire more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have now been administered.
 
For updated information sign up for the Community Voice weekly newsletter and join our fortnightly forums to share your concerns, ask questions and find out more about Covid-19 in the Derbyshire Dales. The Community Voice sessions are every other Friday on Zoom at 10.00am, with one coming up on Friday 28th May.
 
Please email rachel@ddcvs.org.uk or telephone 01629 812154 for the link, or to sign up to the newsletter.
 
 
Next week, on Thursday 3rd June, we have the following guest speakers at our Coffee Morning: –
 
  •  Victoria Wild – Blythe House Hospice / Helen’s Trust
 
  •  Rachel Metcalfe – Community Voice
 
 
Please let us know if there are other groups or organisations working in the Dales who you would like to be invited to attend.
 
We really value your participation in these meetings, and look forward to seeing you all there. The ‘waiting room’ for the meeting will be open from 10.20am and the meeting starts at 10.30am.
 
Please contact Jonathan at CVS if you would like the Zoom link, email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk or call 07887 577165.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What is steps together?
 
Steps Together links people with a volunteer for a local walk. We take in countryside that would otherwise be inaccessible with a shared goal of 100,000 steps in a year
 
Why is it needed?
Sometimes people are unsure about walking alone because:
• They lack the confidence
• They have an illness or disability
• They lack the motivation
 
Why now?
To stay safe during the pandemic, people need an outdoor activity to support their wellbeing.
Some volunteer Walk Leaders are keen to walk with individuals alongside their usual groups.
 
What change will we see?
Participants have the opportunity to exercise and relax in a natural environment, benefitting from improved fitness and mental health and links to social walking groups
 
Breaking down Barriers
• Offering one-to-one support from home
• Increasing knowledge and skills
• Working with local walking groups
• Having experienced, friendly volunteers
 
Contact Debbie or Harriet, enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk /01629 812154
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This survey is carried out by IsLAND (Isolation and Loneliness Action Networks Derbyshire).

 
IsLAND is a National Lottery funded project which aims to widen the range of organisations providing befriending and social connectedness activities across Derbyshire (outside Derby City) in order to reduce loneliness and social isolation by increasing and improving access to quality services. IsLAND builds on the work of the Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network.
 
The Covid-19 crisis, its subsequent lockdowns and restrictions, has had a profound impact on the way many organisations provide services and support people. Now that these restrictions are starting to lift and there is a gradual return to pre-pandemic life, we want to find out what the befriending and social connectedness landscape across Derbyshire now looks like. IsLAND would like to find out the following information:
 
·       How existing organisations have managed during the pandemic
·       Which new organisations have started up
·       What challenges there are for the future
·       How we can help organisations deliver the right services to people across their communities
 
·       What is the potential for IsLAND to become a vehicle for tendering and funding befriending and social connectedness activities in Derbyshire
 
This important survey will close at 6pm on Friday 28th May and, as a thank you, all completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw. The winning organisation will receive a £100 voucher with two runners up each receiving £50 vouchers.
 
You do not have to leave your contact details but you will need to do so if you wish to be entered into the prize draw or if your organisations is interested in being involved in future tenders and funding opportunities through IsLAND.
 
If you would like more information about IsLAND or this questionnaire, please contact Pam Wood by email at pamw@sdcvs.org.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANDO, the Community Club, is offering free training in Focused Walking. This is a technique which is graded to suit all abilities (including anyone with mobility issues). The course is informal, friendly and run by experienced and mature coaches who specialise in making walking fun, effective and social.
 
The course is specifically designed for both Physical and Mental Health. Using well proven methods recommended by the NHS and Public Health England this programme suits all age groups and all fitness levels. In addition, it has the added value of developing social groups where you can make new friends.
 
The specialist Coaches can provide personalised and tailored support. Once more it is stressed that this is a free programme but you need to book so that we can manage numbers. The group will meet on Wednesdays at the old railway station Bakewell and the walks are from 16:30 to about 17:30. The walk will use the Monsal Trail which is flat.
 
The programme commences on Wednesday 2nd June but you may join at any time. Contact Phill on peakfit2@gmail.com or telephone 07484 868949.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tue 15th Jun - Tue 15th Jun
 
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
Community spaces are often at the heart of their community providing places to meet and activities to engage the people in the locality. Community Matters are hosting an event on Tuesday 15 June for organisations running community spaces on Big Advice day. This is an opportunity to pause and consider how to be in a strong place to move forwards for the future.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  •  Up to 15 awards of £1,000 will be offered to successful groups in the East Midlands region.
 
  •  This fund is aimed at health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare.
 
  •  Applications welcomed from organisations / projects that demonstrate the involvement of seldom heard and underserved communities.
 
  •  Applications for the funding will be considered by a panel including representatives from the East Midlands Patient Public Involvement Senate, an independent group of patients and carers with varied health and service user experience.
 
  •  Applications to the scheme are now open and the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 27 June 2021.
 
 
For more information, for terms and conditions and to apply you can visit our website  http://www.emahsn.org.uk/ppifund
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Are you currently living with a Long Term Condition, or are a carer of someone currently living with a Long Term Condition – if so, you might like to get involved in an important piece of work to design a new service called ‘Long Term Condition Hubs’, which is a ‘one stop shop’ concept where by you will receive all your care in one place at one time!
 
You can read more information about this opportunity here, including the dates of the focus groups, and how to book to join.
 
Emergency Dept Focus Group – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) want to speak to people who would like to get involved in a project to improve communication in their hospital emergency dept. They are running a focus group and want to speak to people who have an experience of communicating with the dept by telephone to get updates.
 
Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00-12:00 virtually via Microsoft Teams
Contact the Patient Experience Team 01332 787382
Email uhdb.patientexperience@nhs.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A competitive capital grant scheme is open to environmental groups, local authorities, charities, public bodies and landowners undertaking peat restoration projects in England. The objectives are to:
 
  •  Reduce emissions from peat by nine megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents cumulatively by 2050.
 
  •  Establish the process of restoring 35,000 hectares of degraded peat in England by March 2025.
 
  •  Provide wider benefits such as improved ecosystems and biodiversity, better water quality, natural flood management, protection of historic environment features, and connecting people with nature.
 
 
Two types of grant are available:
 
  •  Restoration Grant
 
 
These grants fund landscape scale restoration work on degraded peatlands. Applicants can normally apply for up to 75% of the total project costs. In exceptional cases, applicants can apply for up to 85% of the cost.
 
  •  Discovery Grant
 
 
These grants support applicants to gather the information they will need to apply for a Restoration Grant in future rounds. Discovery Grants can cover up to 100% of funding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Futures is delighted to announce that the next round of the ESFA Community Grants funding programme, will be accepting applications from 3rd May to 4th June 2021. This initiative gives voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of less than £750,000 an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help engage and progress ‘hard to reach’ individuals towards the labour market.
Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects or initiatives that help people take steps towards a future career and reduce unemployment and inactivity.
Community Grants Coordinator, Ashley Wilkinson says ‘We have been able to support some really interesting initiatives in the previous rounds of and hope to be able to give further opportunities in this round.
 
Please click on the link below for further information:
 
 
To find out more about the Grants and to get support with your application contact Ashley Wilkinson on: ashley.wilkinson@futuresforbusiness.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
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